|The Secret of Chromastone|
|Original broadcast||January 29, 2010|
|Series||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|Overall episode number||94|
|Written by||Rich Fogel|
|Directed by||Dan Riba|
|Previous episode||Time Heals|
|Next episode||Above and Beyond|
The Secret of Chromastone is the forty-second episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
When Ben catches a cold, he's pleased to see Tetrax, but is caught off guard when Tetrax demands Ben give him Chromastone. Tetrax transforms Ben into Chromastone but instead transformed into Diamondhead. Ben doesn't even have a chance to explain what happened to Chromastone when Tetrax attacks him demanding that he handed him over. Tetrax shatters Diamondhead with a weapon and reveals Sugilite inside. Tetrax gives Sugilite a crystal which he absorbs, then Sugilite flies off to Petropia. Tetrax soon explains about why he needs Chromastone. He tells Ben, Gwen and Kevin about Chromastone being the only one to save Petropia, by using that crystal (Sugilite's back-up) which contains a crystallized back-up of Petropia and its people (which were destroyed by Vilgax).
Ben's situation gets worse when Vilgax shows up, demanding Tetrax to return the crystal Tetrax stole from him. Ben, Gwen, Kevin and Tetrax fight Vilgax until Kevin accidentally tells Vilgax what's going on when Ben's team and Tetrax tried hiding in a secret warehouse in the sewer (which Gwen thinks is disgusting and stupid) but Vilgax finds them because of Ben's sneeze echoing throughout the warehouse. Vilgax flies to Petropia, while Ben, Tetrax, Gwen and Kevin go aboard Tetrax's ship and fly to Petropia. Vilgax soon arrives to Petropia and fights Sugilite, demanding he returns the crystal. Sugilite pleads for mercy, but Vilgax reveals he has none.
Ben, Gwen, Kevin and Tetrax arrive to Petropia, in order to protect Sugilite. Vilgax plucks the crystal off Sugilite, only to discover the crystal's power had been used up, throws it away and flies back to Vilgaxia. A dying Sugilite hands Ben a second crystallized back-up before fading away. Ben then turns into Diamondhead (revealing that Diamondhead knows what to do with the crystal) and climbs to the top of Petropia to revive Petropia's people. Diamondhead's actions revive both the Petrosapiens and Sugilite, who reveals to Ben that he is Sugilite, Guardian of Petropia and reveals that Chromastone still remains within the Omnitrix. Tetrax later flies Ben, Gwen and Kevin down to Earth. Meanwhile, Vilgax catches Ben's cold.
- Tetrax returns and seeks help from Ben.
- Sugilite is released from Diamondhead.
- Ben revives Petropia and the Petrosapiens.
- Ben regains Chromastone.
- Ben Tennyson
- Gwen Tennyson
- Kevin Levin
- Tetrax Shard (first re-appearance)
- Sugilite (first appearance)
- Resurrected Petrosapiens
- Diamondhead (2x)
- Humungousaur (accidental transformation; selected alien was Way Big)
- Echo Echo
- When Tetrax Shard said fall back and regroup, Kevin's body was reciprocated twice.
- When Sugilite is talking to Ben at the end, he says "I am in your debt, as are all Crystalsapiens", instead of Petrosapiens.
- However; according to Dwayne McDuffie, Sugilite "knows a secret".
- All of the Petrosapiens in the crowd appear to be adult males, and have Chromastone's body texture.
- Though Ben flew a short distance as Chromastone in Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2 (just before he says Whatcha gonna do now, tough guy?), he acted as if he didn't know Chromastone could fly in this episode.
- In a scene Sugilite's eye was on his forehead.
Naming and Translations
|Portuguese (Brazil)||O Segredo do Cromático||The Secret of Chromastone|
|Spanish (Latin America)||El Secreto de Piedra|
|Spanish (Spain)||El Secreto De Megacroma|
- Due to the animation differences from Ben 10, many changes have been made to one particular scene: Tetrax Shard witnessing the destruction of his home planet.
- When Kevin says "Don't worry, in space nobody can hear you sneeze", it is a reference to the famous 1979 film Alien tagline: "In space no one can hear you scream."
- When Diamondhead revived the Petrosapiens, no female or child Petrosapiens were seen.
- It is revealed that Chromastone can fly.
- Unlike Side Effects, Ben's alien transformations didn't have their powers affected. However, the aliens were weaker than normal.
|Ben 10: Alien Force Episodes|
|Ben 10 Returns: Part 1 · Ben 10 Returns: Part 2 · Everybody Talks About the Weather · Kevin's Big Score · All That Glitters · Max Out · Pier Pressure · What Are Little Girls Made Of? · The Gauntlet · Paradox · Be-Knighted · Plumbers' Helpers · X = Ben + 2|
|Darkstar Rising · Alone Together · Good Copy, Bad Copy · Save the Last Dance · Undercover · Pet Project · Grounded · Voided · Inside Man · Birds of a Feather · Unearthed · War of the Worlds: Part 1 · War of the Worlds: Part 2|
|Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1 · Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2 · Inferno · Fool's Gold · Simple · Vreedle, Vreedle · Singlehanded · If All Else Fails · In Charm's Way · Ghost Town · Trade-Off · Busy Box · Con of Rath · Primus · Time Heals · The Secret of Chromastone · Above and Beyond · Vendetta · The Final Battle: Part 1 · The Final Battle: Part 2|